Kermis Definition

kûrmĭs
noun
In the Netherlands, Belgium, etc., an outdoor fair or carnival.
Webster's New World
A fundraising fair or carnival.
American Heritage
Any somewhat similar fair or entertainment, held usually for charity.
Webster's New World

Alternative form of kirmess.

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Other Word Forms of Kermis

Noun

Singular:
kermis
Plural:
kermises

Origin of Kermis

  • Dutch from Middle Dutch kercmisse Mass on the anniversary of a church dedication (on which day was held a yearly fair) kerc church (ultimately from Late Greek kūriakon, kūrikon (dōma) (house) of the lord church) misse Mass (from Late Latin missa Mass)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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